Tag Archives: sugar

Healthy Kids & pH Levels

What is pH? Every solution is either acidic or alkaline, including our body fluids. The body is designed to maintain a constant pH 7.4 in the blood. It does this by depositing and withdrawing acid and alkaline minerals from the bones, soft tissues, body fluids (blood, saliva, and urine). Your pH levels are usually more acidic in […]

The First 60 Minutes: Effects of Coca Cola on Your Body

The First 60 Minutes: Effects of Coca Cola on Your Body It’s widely known, especially among us in the Health Naturally community that sugary drinks such as Coca Cola are extremely unhealthy, but it’s been a bit of a mystery as to what it does to our body once consumed. Thanks to Niraj Naik at The […]

Processed Foods = Sugar

How much sugar is there in processed foods? Turns out a lot! We tend to overlook added sugars in processed foods. But, sugar is a primary ingredient in most of our processed foods and breakfast foods are the worst. Sugar is an early riser, who loves to ambush your child first thing in the morning. […]

Sugar Is Addictive

Reduce Sugars In Your Kid’s Diet Today, people eat one hundred and fifty pounds of sugar in a year. That’s two-and-a-half pounds of sugar each week! Eliminating (or at least drastically reducing) sugars from your picky child’s diet is essential. For the child who’s not eating a healthy variety of foods, this one adjustment will open […]

Sugar and Inflammation

Americans consume between 100 and 180 pounds of sugar each year. Only about 29 pounds is directly from the sugar bowl while the rest comes from foods and drinks. Sugar comes in many forms: refined white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), malt syrup, sucrose, fructose, dextrose, molasses, fruit juice concentrate […]

Candy Overload

Kids Love Candy We all know what October means for kids…Candy Overload. Kids (actually everyone) love candy, so what could be harmful about that? In the past, I’ve focused on how detrimental the artificial ingredients are in candy. Add to that the sugar content and you have a recipe for disaster. October is Non-GMO Month […]

5 Tips for Healthy Happy Holidays

This is the busiest time of the year. It begins with Hanukkah, next Christmas and then New Year’s Eve celebrations, ending with January 1 football games and more partying. More people will be entertaining this month, than any other time of year. The challenge is how to eat healthy when sugar, white flour, altered fats, […]

Have a Natural Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only days away. If you want to have a “Natural Thanksgiving” now is the time to think about it. A natural Thanksgiving sounds easy enough, but it takes some forethought. For the last 30 years, our Thanksgivings have been as natural (chemical free) as possible. Most Thanksgiving dinners are loaded with ingredients the Pilgrims […]

The Super Sweetener

Did You Know: The average North American consumes 153 pounds of sugar per year. One can of soda pop contains between 10 and 14 teaspoons of sugar. Six teaspoons of sugar lowers the immune system 25 percent for 12 hours. Fifteen teaspoons of sugar lowers the immune system 95 percent for 12 hours Sugar causes the pancreas to […]

Moms Sweet Tooth Affects Infants

Infants, whose mothers consume excessive amounts of high-fat, high-sugar foods when pregnant or breastfeeding, are likely to have a greater preference for these foods later in life. This is according to a new study published in the FASEB Journal. The findings suggests the high-fat and high-sugar diet leads to changes in the fetal brain’s reward […]